Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Fighting meth: Fort Belknap declares state of emergency


After hours of emotional testimony from law enforcement officials and people on and off the reservation, the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council voted unanimously Monday to declare a state of emergency against methamphetamine and other drugs on the reservation.

The vote was taken during a meeting attended by law enforcement officers, representatives from social service agencies from both the reservation and surrounding towns, and people from nearby communities.

The crowd at Monday's meeting was so large that the council's chamber was filled to capacity and some had to sit outside the chamber, listening to the meeting over speakers.


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